Surrounded by the crystal-clear, ice-age lakes at the gates of Berlin, Anja Meiners finds inspiration for distinct and contemporary typefaces.
She lives in the tranquil surroundings of Brandenburg with four generations of her not-quite-so tranquil family but the business of the city is always within reach.
Together with Ralph du Carrois, Anja founded bBox Type where they developed exclusive custom fonts for international brands such as ZDF, Cewe and Autodesk. They are also responsible for the popular Fira Sans for Mozilla in cooperation with Erik Spiekermann and team and the multiscript extension FiraGO for the geodata provider ‘here’. In 2022, Anja left bBox to pursue new challenges.
As well as a flair for typefaces, the communication designer has a talent for organizing events, such as the monthly Typostammtisch Berlin, for which she also loves to write for. Another big and important topic for Anja is the process of how kids learn to read and write.